Sightings

Kent Branch - Sightings

We would like/welcome members and visitors to email us their sightings, photos and reports from their butterfly or moth outings.

Please email us: bckentbranch@gmail.com

Please send any East Kent moth sightings to: Ian Hunter - mothsinkent@gmail.com

Please send any West Kent moth sightings to: Dave Shenton - mothsinkent@gmail.com

 


 

Last updated on 12th July 2016

10th July 2016

Thanks to Mike Hook for sending in his sighting of a Purple Emperor on Saturday 10th July at Dene Park. Below is one of the photos Mike took. The butterfly was recorded at the triangle area, just up from the car park.

Purple Emperor © Mike Hook


6th July 2016

Thanks to Mike Hook for sending in his sightings and photos from a visit to Lullingstone Country Park. We have our branch field trip there on Sunday 17th July 2016.

Dark Green Fritillary © Mike Hook

Dark Green Fritillary © Mike Hook

Marbled White © Mike Hook

Marbled White © Mike Hook


22nd May 2016

Thank you to Anne-Marie Plews for her sighting of a Wall Brown in Barham, nr Canterbury

Wall Brown © Anne-Marie Plews

 


17th May 2016

 

Thank you to Robert Pennington for his report of a walk around Lower Burham reserve:

Had an early morning walk around the Lower Burham Kent Wildlife Trust reserve today, a handful of Dingy (9) and Grizzled (5) Skippers, along with Brown Argus (8) and Common Blue (8). A small number of Orange Tip (2), Brimstone (1), Large White (2) and Green Hairstreaks (3) were also seen. The highlight being returning home and realising that one of the Common Blues I had photographed was a slight aberration, with missing forewing spots. All in all a lovely way to start the morning.

Common Blue © R.Pennington


 

13th May 2016

Thank you to Andrew Lapworth for sending in his photo of a mating pair of Orange Tips in his garden:

Mating of Orange Tips


 

5th May 2016

Thank you to Ray Claringbold for his report on his trip to Denge Woods

Walked to far end of the reserve this afternoon in pleasant warm sunshine with a fresh S E breeze. We encountered the following species:

Speckled Wood x 2
Orange Tip x 1
Brimstone  x 4
Peacock x 1
Duke of Burgundy (Female)  x 1

Thank you to Wendy Leston for her sighting.  Wendy observed a Orange Tip in Lewisham Park.

We would welcome your sightings.  Please email us.



4th May 2016

Thank you to Mike Hook for sharing his Duke of Burgundy photos, taken at Denge Woods:

Duke of Burgundy © Mike Hook

Duke of Burgundy © Mike Hook

Duke of Burgundy © Mike Hook

Duke of Burgundy © Mike Hook


1st May 2016

Thank you to Wendy Leston for her sighting.  Wendy observed a Common Blue and Speckled Wood in Lewisham Park.

We would welcome your sightings.  Please email us.

 


 

30th April 2016

During their walk, The "Duke Guardians" saw the first Duke of Burgundy butterfly of the 2016 season:

Duke of Burgundy © The Duke Guardians


 

31st March 2016

Red Admiral

Thank you to John Elson for his sighting.  John observed a Red Admiral in Herne.

We would welcome your sightings.  Please email us.

 


22nd March 2016

 

Brimstone

Thank you to Wendy Leston for her sighting.  Wendy observed a male Brimstone in Lewisham Park.

We would welcome your sightings.  Please email us.

 


 

13th March 2016

Small Tortoiseshell

 A Small Tortoiseshell butterfly was recorded at Orlestone Forest.


 

6th March 2016

Speckled Wood
A Speckled Wood butterfly was recorded in the Bexley area, by Mike Robinson.